French Country Curtains

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French Country Curtains

To explore some more French curtains and window treatments (plus non-French ones), go to the page about Country Window Treatments. For information about French Country decorating (photographed in France), visit the French Country Decorating page for an overview. If you like the idea of white French country window treatments – or even white French lace curtains – check out the page about Tuscan Window Treatments for some additional inspiration. (After all, Tuscany is only 130 miles away from the French border!) Speaking of Italy: Have a look at the article about Exterior Window Treatments in Tuscany and Northern Italy (loads of photos, tips & tricks).

French Country Curtains

Country French curtains made of ticking have an understated, ‘Scandinavian’ feel, reminiscent of the Gustavian style that the Swedish adopted from the French court in the 18th century. (So in an interesting twist of home decorating history, this photo shows the Gustavian style on a home visit!).

French Country Curtains

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If you’re using antique or vintage linen sheets as French country style curtains (monogrammed if you can get them), you may need to add a foot or so of extra fabric at the bottom (e.g. toile or heavy, darker linen – here are some ideas!).

French Country Curtains

Apart from fulfilling their job as curtains (i.e. provide privacy and cover the black ‘hole’ that is a windowpane at night), these French country window coverings really are works of art, adding interest and panache to what might otherwise be a plain little room.

French Country Curtains

(N.B. In order for this style of French country drapes to work, at least some of the fabrics that go into the patchwork need to be repeated elsewhere in the room. Some ideas: upholstery, cushions, a bed spread, a tablecloth, or a number of fabric-covered picture frames.)

French Country Curtains

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French Country Curtains

French Country CottageTM and all it’s content, pictures, ideas, etc. are original ideas copyright protected.Using content including but not limited to: designs, original ideas, photos, posts, etc. is prohibited. Please ask permission before using any content from my blog for any reason and if there is any question.Thank you. 01/2010

French Country Curtains

Other ideas for a truly individual, original French curtain: instead of monograms, use white-on-white embroidery, or even a white vintage doily. If it’s round or oval, cut it in half and appliqué the two halves directly opposite each other where the two curtain edges meet.

French DreamingFebruary 7, 2014 at 6:10 PMI have more solid drapes than patterned in my house. I have solid Chocolate silk with a sage green silk banding in my living room. I have a muted gold damask in my dining room. And I have a black floral linen with red, creme and gold linen band at top and bottom in my kitchen keeping room. I also love creme or white linen opaque or sheer drapes. I enjoy the golden buffalo checks of yours and my favorite use of red is when it is paired with creme or ivory in a toile or check pattern. Your drape pins are lovely and definitely the styles that I adore. It is hard to decide when we can't use it all! The good new is that you can't go wrong with any of these ideas.ReplyDelete

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